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Paul Scholes appointed new Oldham Athletic manager

Paul Scholes appointed new Oldham Athletic manager

The 44-year-old had been reported as the new manager of the club over the weekend but has now been confirmed.

Scholes is a part-owner of Salford City and he was briefly caretaker manager of the club in 2015.

Speaking about the appointment, Oldham owner Abdallah Lemsagam said: "Paul has won everything there is to win in football".

The former Premier League club are languishing in mid-table in League Two, the fourth tier of the English game.

That, along with a short spell on the United coaching staff when the now Wales manager Ryan Giggs took temporary charge at Old Trafford following David Moyes' sacking in 2014, remains his only experience in the dugout.

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The law guiding the league says anyone with conflict of interest will not be allowed to take any role, and since the former midfielder keeps ten percent of shares at Salford, it became hard.

Salford, expectedly, will join League Two (where Oldham plays) next season and there were initial fears of conflict of interests.

"I couldn't be any happier at the minute", he told Oldham's official website.

"There was talk when I finished my career, but it wasn't something I was quite ready to do".

"I want my team to be aggressive and focused on winning first and foremost", he said. I know it wasn't what he thought he was going to do when he was a player, but you know that drug with football, when you don't get it.